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BUDDHU, BHAI, a kiln owner of Lahore, whose name occurs in Bhai Gurdas, Varan, XI.25, among the prominent Sikhs of the time of Guru Arjan, once waited upon the Guru and begged to be instructed. The Guru said, "Commence any task you may be launching on after an ardas or prayer in sangat seeking God`s blessing, and distribution of karahprasad. Lay aside one tenth of what you earn for the general weal." Bhai Buddhu took the Guru`s precept and became a Sikh. Once, as the tradition goes, Bhai Buddhu undertook a large brick baking project, involving considerable investment.

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